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Project Firstline

Project Firstline is a CDC-led collaborative intended for the millions of frontline U.S. healthcare workers. It offers short training modules, townhall discussions, and tele-mentoring to ensure all workers in healthcare—from doctors to environmental services staff—are empowered with knowledge about the science and reasoning behind today’s infection control practices. Trainings will consist of concise, interactive and mobile device-friendly video segments, designed for busy frontline healthcare workers to access during breaks at work or during off hours.

Nebraska ICAP is proud to be a Project Firstline partner, working to support the Frontline Healthcare Workers in their need for Infection Control training and resources. You can find more information about the Project Firstline initiative on the CDC website.

11.18.21 PFL FAQs

Project Firstline Live Infection Control Training Series

Registration: https://unmc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlceutrTIoGtb5IlzY18vy8VZLW1eWhPUV

Description:  

Our goal at Project Firstline is to make sure you have the infection control knowledge that you need and deserve to keep yourself, your patients, your colleagues, and your family safe.  

To stop the spread of infectious disease threats—including COVID-19—anyone working in a healthcare facility needs a basic knowledge of infection control and must understand and be ready to use infection control processes and procedures throughout their workday, including during every patient care activity and healthcare interaction.  

CDC’s Project Firstline is a collaborative of diverse healthcare, public health, and academic partners that is working to provide engaging, innovative, and effective infection control training for millions of frontline U.S. healthcare workers as well as members of the public health workforce.  

 Infection Control:

  • Works—The right practices can stop germs from spreading in healthcare facilities.  
  • Is a Team Effort—Infection control is most effective when all team members use it consistently.  
  • Matters—Infection control is a critical part of safe healthcare delivery in all healthcare settings. 

 Course Schedule:  

The course is formatted in 30-minute sessions with subject matter experts available to answer any questions you may have on each topic.  Each topic will have 2 sessions provided for availability and flexibility.  They are scheduled on Tuesday and Friday around the lunch hour.  Participants can attend either the Tuesday or Friday session and receive the same content for the week. 

 Attendance to the sessions will be tracked and a certificate of attendance will be provided to participants upon completion of the series. This certificate of attendance will include session topics that the individual attended and can be used as an infection control training record for employment.   

Session Topic  Tuesday  Friday  Time 
1.       Concept of Infection Control  30-Nov  3-Dec  12:30-1:00 
2.       Basic science of viruses  7-Dec  10-Dec  12:30-1:00 
3.       How respiratory droplets spread  14-Dec  17-Dec  12:30-1:00 
4.       How viruses spread from surfaces to people  28-Dec  31-Dec  12:30-1:00 
5.       How COVID-19 spreads: A review  4-Jan  7-Jan  12:30-1:00 
6.       Multi-dose Vials  11-Jan  14-Jan  12:30-1:00 
7.       PPE #1: Eye Protection  18-Jan  21-Jan  12:30-1:00 
8.       PPE #2: Gloves and Gowns  25-Jan  28-Jan  12:30-1:00 
9.       Hand Hygiene  1-Feb  4-Feb  12:30-1:00 
10.   COVID-19 Variants  8-Feb  11-Feb  12:30-1:00 
11.   PPE #3: Respirators  15-Feb  18-Feb  12:30-1:00 
12.   Cleaning and Disinfection  22-Feb  25-Feb  12:30-1:00 
13.   Source Control  1-Mar  4-Mar  12:30-1:00 
14.   Asymptomatic Spread  8-Mar  11-Mar  12:30-1:00 
       
No classes the week of Christmas       

CE Credits will be available for:  

  • Physician
  • Dental
  • Nursing

More information to follow on these!

Nebraska Project Firstline Social Media

Nebraska ICAP is utilizing social media to distribute Project Firstline information, training modules, upcoming training events and efforts that are happening on the local level.  Check back as we may beading other social media platforms as this initiative grows.

Nebraska ICAP Facebook: You can find us at @NebraskaICAP or https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaICAP

Nebraska Local Health Department Train the Trainer for LTC Settings - Resources and Upcoming Webinar Information

Nebraska ICAP will host a follow up series of meetings to the Train the Trainer sessions, focused at keeping the Local Health Department Staff educated on the basic needs of Long Term Care Facilities as they manage COVID-19 response and mitigation from an infection control standpoint.

This training is focused on Long Term Care Facility COVID-19 response and mitigation, but many infection control practices will transfer to other healthcare settings.  Anyone is welcome to join the training if they believe it will be useful.

Follow up meetings will occur the 2nd Tuesday of every other month after that at 11 a.m.

Registration is required at the following link:

ICAP Updates for LHD’s Registration Link

Dates:

Nov 9, 2021 11:00 AM
Jan 11, 2022 11:00 AM
Mar 8, 2022 11:00 AM
May 10, 2022 11:00 AM

 

Train The Trainer Series Slides:

Week 1 – 2/9/21: Understanding Elements of LTC Infection Prevention and Control ProgramsClick here

Week 2 – 2/16/21:​ Containment of COVID-19 in the LTC Setting – Click here

Week 3 – 2/23/21: Preventing COVID-19 Transmission in the LTC Setting – Click here

Week 4 – 3/2/21:  COVID-19 PPE and Hand Hygiene Click here

Week 5 – 3/9/21:  COVID-19 Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection – Click here

Week 6 – 3/16/21:  COVID-19 Testing – Click here

 

 

Train the Trainer Series Webinar Recordings:

Week 1 – 2/9/21: Understanding Elements of LTC Infection Prevention and Control Programs – Click here

Week2  – 2/16/21: Containment of COVID-19 in the LTC Setting – Click here

Week 3 – 2/23/21: Preventing COVID-19 Transmission in the LTC Setting – Click here

Week 4 – 3/2/21:  COVID-19 PPE and Hand Hygiene Click here

Week 5 – 3/9/21:  COVID-19 Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection – Click here

Week 6 – 3/16/21:  COVID-19 Testing – Click here

 

Train the Trainer Series One Page Resource:

Week 1 – 2/9/21: Understanding Elements of LTC Infection Prevention and Control ProgramsClick here

Week 2 – 2/16/21:​ Containment of COVID-19 in the LTC Setting – Click here

Week 3 – 2/23/21: Preventing COVID-19 Transmission in the Long Term Care LTC Setting – Click here

​​Week 4 – 3/2/21:  COVID-19 PPE and Hand Hygiene Click here

Week 5 – 3/9/21:  COVID-19 Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection – Click here

Week 6 – 3/16/21:  COVID-19 Testing – Click here

 

Page last reviewed: November 18, 2021

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